WILSON MCGUNNEGLE, LCDR, USN
Wilson McGunnegle '53
Date of birth: August 23, 1829
Date of death: April 2, 1863
The Lucky Bag was first published in 1894.
From Find A Grave:
Lieutenant, U.S.N. McGunnegle was ordered to take command of the gunboat USS St. Louis near Memphis on the Mississippi River. Soon after, he found himself in charge of a small squadron of gunboats operating on the White River in Arkansas. This came about when the squadron commander's gunboat, the USS Mound City, suffered a direct hit that killed many of the crew & officers. McGunnegle died of consumption while on assignment to Annapolis, Maryland.
Midshipman, 10 December, 1845. Passed Midshipman, 10 June, 1853. Master, 15 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant Commander, 16 July, 1862. Died 2 April, 1863.
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